Life

The Blazing Fire: LGBT Jewish Identity on Hanukkah
Spirituality & religion

The Blazing Fire: LGBT Jewish Identity on Hanukkah

When I light candles with my family tonight, I’ll remember to bring the light of Hanukkah—the strong, powerful flame—into other aspects of my life.

Better to Receive: How the Holidays Taught Me to Take What My Husband Gives
Life / Sex & relationships

Better to Receive: How the Holidays Taught Me to Take What My Husband Gives

He gives, I receive. Those are our strengths, our talents. That’s what makes our planet spin.

Merry Christmas 2014
Grief & loss

How My Christmas Tree Became My Grief Counselor

You know that holiday advice for the broken-of-heart: create new traditions? It doesn’t really work for newly separated co-parents, like Tracie and me, who are trying to follow a different piece of advice: keep the kids’ lives as normal as possible.

Make the Yuletide Gay
Identity / Life

Make the Yuletide Gay

‘Tis the season for family togetherness! Here are five ways to queer it up and make the yuletide gay!

When Lesbians Twin
Life / Sex & relationships

When Lesbians Twin

Sometimes it’s hard to figure out who wears the pants in the family.

The VillageQ UnShopping Guide
Life

The VillageQ UnShopping Guide

With the winter holidays on the horizon and non-stop reminders to buy and give, I planned to put together VillageQ Guide to Holiday Shopping, highlighting corporations and brands that deserve the support of LGBTQ families. The truth is, though, that’s an awfully tough thing to do. As LGBTQ people, many of us […]

PHOTO CREDIT: CHERYL DUMESNIL
Grief & loss

7 Tips to Surviving the Holidays after Heartbreak

In addition to twice-weekly yoga classes and my fledgling meditation practice, I’ve found these seven simple actions have a surprisingly powerful impact on my mood.

LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights
Health & Wellness

LGBT Healthcare Bill of Rights

Did you know that in order to be accredited by the Joint Commission hospitals must now have an LGBT nondiscrimination policy?

The Gay Gene: Why Genetics Shouldn’t Matter
Identity / Life

The Gay Gene: Why Genetics Shouldn’t Matter

A person’s worth should not be tied to what’s imprinted on their chromosomes but using genetics to justify equality does exactly that.

IMAGE: US HHS
Health & Wellness / Life

BREAKING NEWS: HHS & AAMC Release Reports on Improvements in LGBT Health Care

It was a big week for queer health, and two reports have come out this week that demonstrate the prioritization of “our” issues in the mainstream health care establishment.